Activists call for affordable housing feasibility study

Tyronne McCrindle, Elizabeth Gqoboka, Luyanda Mtamzeli, Thozama Anonisi, and Zackie Achmat of Ndifuna Ukwazi outside the Department of Public Works office in Cape Town.

Activists from Ndifuna Ukwazi held a sit in protest at the office of the Department of Public Works in Cape Town on Tuesday November 15.

They said the department had promised to release a feasibility study for affordable housing at the old Tafelberg school.

The site, which was the subject of a High Court case earlier this year, had been sold by the department. However, the High Court judgement delayed the sale.

The organisation has been campaigning for affordable housing in the city and surrounding areas.

Michael Mpofu, spokesman for Premier Helen Zille, said they will be publishing a notice calling for public comment on the proposed financial model.

“The notices are finalised and are being sent for publication. They will appear in print media, online and at our government offices. People will be free to request the financial model and/or obtain a hard copy directly from our offices.”